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The Western Illinois Museum to offer Film Series in 2020

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


In March the series continues with the screening of the documentary, Farmsteaders which will be shown on Friday, March 6th and Sunday, March 8th. Director Shaena Mallett writes, “When I began filming the Nolans in 2011, it felt like home.” Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders follows Nick Nolan and his young family on a journey to resurrect his late grandfather’s dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming. A study of place and persistence, Farmsteaders points an honest and tender lens at everyday life in rural America, offering an unexpected voice for a forsaken people: those who grow the food that sustains us. Mallett describes the film as, “…the story of many Americans straining against the ebb and flow of an uncertain economic system. I made this film to exalt the farmer, to challenge the stereotype, to celebrate the working class hero – the one who fights for sovereignty of labor and mind. There will be two screenings of Farmsteaders, Friday, March 6th, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 8th, at 2:00 pm. The film is 59 minutes. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. For more information about POV, visit the website at


March 8, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Western Illinois Museum
201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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